Go on take the plunge

NSW Sport and Recreation will be providing an opportunity for North Coast residents to obtain an Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety certificate this November.

The two-day program will be held at the Lismore Memorial Baths on November 11 and 12 from 8.30am-5.30pm.

The Austswim certificate provided candidates with the essential skills to teach swimming and water safety to people aged four and above, said Toni Sales from NSW Sport and Recreation. The certificate is valid for three years and includes both theory and practical sessions. The course is of national industry standard for those wishing to teach swimming.

Participants must be 16 years or older and will need a current resuscitation award to gain their Austswim teacher certificate.

An optional resuscitation course will be held following Saturdays Austswim session from 6-9pm.

The cost of each program is $275 plus $60 for those requiring the optional resuscitation course.

For bookings or further information contact NSW Sport and Recreation on 6618 0400 or visit the website at

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